Orlando Spousal Support Lawyer
Alimony, also known as spousal support, is nondiscriminatory in the state of Florida and either spouse can receive financial assistance. Courts have immense discretion when determining the amount and duration of spousal support, or whether to award spousal support at all.
There are many forms of alimony and each serve a different purpose. Examples of the different types of alimony include:
- Rehabilitative, which is awarded for a short period and intended to help the spouse obtain job training, an education or job experience or become more self-sufficient.
- Bridge-the-gap, which is awarded short term (less than two years) and designed to assist in the financial difficulties involved with transitioning from married to single life.
- Durational, which is ordered if other types of alimony are insufficient to meet a spouse’s needs. Durational alimony cannot exceed the length of the marriage.
- Lump sum, which is a single payment that is often used to equalize payment in equitable distribution of marital assets.
- Permanent, which is provided for a spouse who lacks the ability to become self-supporting, at a standard of living that is as close as possible to the marital standard.
Fighting For Your Rights Regarding Alimony And Other Issues
At Anderson & Ferrin, Attorneys at Law, P.A., our Orlando spousal support lawyers work to reach the best possible outcome for clients seeking spousal support as well as clients who may be responsible for paying spousal support.
The court considers a number of factors when determining the amount and duration of spousal maintenance, including:
- Duration of the marriage
- Age of the parties
- Education of both parties
- Current and past income
- Disparity in income
- Emotional and physical health
- Assets, expenses and liabilities
- Contributions to education of spouse
- Potential earning ability
Cases involving alimony can be complex and can have long-lasting impact on the lives of the parties involved. It is crucial that you obtain counsel from an attorney who is familiar with the laws pertaining to alimony and understands the effects it can have on people’s lives.
If you are thinking of divorce or are currently involved in one, our Orlando spousal support lawyers will diligently and aggressively defend your rights. We handle cases in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Volusia counties. Even if your case is not in one of these counties we may still be able to assist you or recommend an attorney who practices in your area.
Call 407-412-7041 or email us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.